Premiere: Watch arthur gallery’s Sampha-inspired short film, “rAw”

Artistic Manifesto is proud to premier rAw, the latest short film conceived by California-based artist, arthur gallery. On 6/10, arthur debuted the film to an audience of rough 80 Bay Area artists, creators, influencers and shakers during a live viewing party. To celebrate the film’s digital debut, Artistic Manifesto reached out for an exclusive interview. . . .

New Music Mar 21  |  

AbJo combines Roy Davis and Sampha on his gorgeous ‘St. Gabriel’ EP

West Coast producer extraordinaire AbJo has been creating beautiful instrumental concoctions for quite some time now. He gives us another short dose of excellence with his new two-track EP, St. Gabriel. This project creates an interesting intersection, combining the Roy Davis studio version and Sampha live rendition of “Gabriel.” The rest is history. Stream St. . . .


Sampha allows us a peek into his psyche on ‘Process’ (Review)

If anxiety is an issue for you, you understand that quieting your mind is extremely difficult. I’ve adopted a few techniques to aid in in my journey, including yoga and meditation. A certain stillness and calm washes over me when in meditation. The slow, steady, deliberate movements and the patterned chants provide structure to my . . .

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New Music Jan 11  |  

Sampha – “(No One Knows Me) Like The Piano”

We all have memories cherished from some of our oldest friends. They don’t always have to be other people, but the constant is that they have some quality that brings them to life. Sampha introduces us to one of his oldest mates on “(No One Knows Me) Like The Piano.” Listen below and feel free to . . .

News Sep 13  |  

Sampha announces his North American tour

Sampha is hitting the road for the first time. Following his heartfelt “No One Knows Me (Like My Piano)” single released last week the London born artist breaks the news that he will set off on a North American tour. The tickets for the tour will go on sale on Friday but for now peep . . .

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New Music Sep 5  |  

Sampha – “No One Knows Me (Like The Piano)”

“No one knows me like the piano in my mother’s home.” Sampha‘s somber, expressive vocals hit home again on his latest release, “No One Knows Me (Like The Piano).” The slow moving song allows Sampha to reflect on the time he spent on the piano, in his mother’s home. He actually moved back in to . . .

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Sampha – “Blood On Me”

Sampha retains his spot as one of the most unique talents in the game with his latest single, “Blood On Me.” The British singer/songwriter maintains his ability to pull complex emotions out of his audience through his vocals, but this time he channels his talents into a more upbeat effort than we’d expect. Look for . . .

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New Music Jun 16  |  

Watch Sampha gracefully cover Air’s “All I Need” (Video)

Sampha‘s voice can convey emotion like none other, as evidenced most recently by his piano performances on the Huw Stephens show last night on BBC Radio 1. We can truly appreciate his vocal prowess in an environment such as this, with only the piano to accompany him. Listen to the full interview with Huw Stephens here. Watch . . .

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New Music May 16  |  

Sampha reemerges with “Timmy’s Prayer”

Sampha has been out of the game for a bit in terms of solo releases, but he makes a poignant return with today’s release, “Timmy’s Prayer. He proves to us once more that he is truly gifted with the ability to capture attention with his voice. Sampha stated, “It’s been a while. I’ve had a . . .

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Kanye West Debuted “Closest Thing To Einstein” Featuring Sampha Last Night

Kanye West has been all over the headlines for much of 2016 so far, and he doesn’t appear ready to step out of the spotlight after the release of The Life of Pablo. Last night he crashed Yo Gotti‘s album release party in Los Angeles and premiered a new record called “Closest Thing To Einstein” . . .

New Music May 1  |  

Sampha – “Slow Lights”

Sampha is primarily known for his songwriting and unique vocal skill set, but his most recent release, “Slow Lights,” reminds us that he is also a polished, innovative producer with an eye to the future. “Slow Lights” comes with an announcement that Sampha is also working on a new album. The track’s glitchy, warbling instrumentation . . .

New Music Jan 2  |  

SBTRKT ft. Jessie Ware & Sampha – “Runaway”

Futuristic and mysterious producer SBTRKT drops a short but sweet gem today in the form of “Runaway,” which clocks in at just over a minute and features vocals from Jessie Ware and Sampha. The track, filled with layered synths and jingling percussion, has a mysterious feel to it that increases as the song progresses and . . .

New Music Aug 1  |  

Sampha – “Indecision”

The unique vocals of Sampha strike our ears once more, as he debuts “Indecision,” a refreshing new single filled with the syrupy synths and tribal percussion that have quickly become hallmarks of his music. “Indecision” is a standout from his most recently released project, Dual. Listen below. Props to IllRoots.

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Drake – ‘More Life’ (Album Stream)

The delays kept us waiting, but Drake‘s More Life has finally been released to the world. It premiered on OVO Sound Radio, and is now available on Spotify and Apple Music. Guest artists include Kanye West, Travis Scott, Sampha, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Young Thug, Stormzy, and more. DOWNLOAD 1. Drake – Free Smoke 2. Drake – No . . .

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New Music Nov 30  |  

Alex Wiley – “Still Calling” ft. Jay Prince

Alex Wiley‘s latest release, “Still Calling,” is a very hazy, disoriented effort. It features echoing, bass-heavy production from Mike Gao, and an engaging guest appearance from London’s very own Jay Prince. Alex is normally known for fast-paced, dynamic pacing, but he goes in the opposite direction on this number. Alex explained to The Fader: “the . . .